Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firmware
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 - 72
Rank change year-on-year - +72 -32
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.28% - 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 3.17% - 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Sheffield median daily rate £400 - £318
10th Percentile £375 - £276
90th Percentile £425 - £345
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 - £318
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £46.75 - -

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 63 144 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 8.84% 14.92% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 121 65
Sheffield median daily rate £485 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.59% +13.75% +12.20%
10th Percentile £121 £275 £140
90th Percentile £638 £575 £525
South Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £450 £385
% change year-on-year -2.78% +16.88% +6.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 15
Sheffield median hourly rate £13.75 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.78% -28.00% -10.55%
10th Percentile £9.53 £8.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.30 £9.80 £17.65
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% +22.45% -15.52%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Sheffield

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firmware in Sheffield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Sheffield

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) C Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C/C++ Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle